Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Marché d'Aligre - Le Poissonier




As he answered the inquiries of another customer, I snapped a few photos of this poissonier at Marché Aligre. When he turned in my direction after finishing with the customer, I was too taken by his dark eyes to get another shot, which was a shame since he had a captivating smile.






I missed the shot, but the smile is imprinted in my memory. Oh, I just love Paris!






Marché d'Aligre


Rue d'Aligre et Rue Beccaria

43 comments:

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Il est beau n'est-ce pas?! ;)

Bibi said...

Quel bel homme....

o2 said...

Oh... I think I'll only eat fish for now!! :)

Miss Sadie said...

Un homme doux et utile. C'est très bien. Et sa photo — très bien, aussi.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Handsome guy! I don´t really like fish, but I love dark eyes! If he still will be there in July????

Malyss said...

You love Paris, or you love the Man?..:o)
This post will enjoy every of your feminine visitors! The others will simply be jealous!Ü

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Ah Genie! Le charme du poissonnier!... :-)
Une fois, une jolie fleuriste m'avait fait cadeau d'un oeillet que j'ai accroché à ma veste. Peut-être que le poissonnier aurait pu t'offrir une crevette que tu aurais glissé dans ton sac... Quel beau souvenir en réouvrant ton sac, de retour aux Etats-Unis!... :-)

Andy said...

You sure got the gals that follow your blog excited.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

You have to love a man in a scarf! So French.

Dianne said...

What can I say Genie ~ His smile imprinted in your memory ~ Wow!
A moment in time. xx

Coco Coterie said...

Un beau le garcon with a great scarf and bracelet to captivate the most discerning photographers. :) Have a lovely day ~ xox Alexandra

Suzi said...

mmm...nice ...umm. fish!

Looking for Siddhartha said...

I saw your comment on Malyss's blog. I must tell you that I myself don't like Paris that much. It is often very aggressive... But you show me another side of this city, a more personal side that I like very much. Perhaps one day I will adore Paris, too....
Have a nice day!
Renée

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I see how this could be off-putting!It certainly takes the focus away from aesthitic critique when the essence shines through!!!
Rx.

Harriet said...

Great portrait shot. Frenchmen wear scarves so well.......

rosaria said...

A stunning look! No wonder you took his picture. I'm sure he didn't mind at all.

Deborah said...

Great photo, Genie - and of course an excellent eye for what makes France in general so special!

Lucy the Cat said...

I've never been to this market, but I feel transported to Paris, even for just a moment, but this picture.

James said...

You captured a great shot and a wonderful memory! J'aime Paris!

Loree said...

What a handsome poisonnier :) Thanks so much for your comments on my blog Genie. I appreciate your support.

aristo said...

Genie,

Wonderful your blog about Paris!
I love Paris too!
I have already put your blog among my favorites and in my blog.
Mafgníficas photos.
Congratulations and success!

Hugs,

Aristides Monteiro
http://aristides-monteiro.blogspot.com

Starman said...

How many of those great looking prawns did you buy?

Virginia said...

I hear ya. I'm captivated as well. VERY NICE!! :)
V

PS Starman, prawns,what prawns???HA

biebkriebels said...

Well the eyes may be great, but the smell of fish will it be gone the end of the day?

My Castle in Spain said...

Genie, this is a great pic!! and of course you love Paris...how not to with such "poissoniers sympas" ! On top of that, he's very stylish..love the blouse...
Bises
Lala

ps : merci for your comment on the new header. I hesitated a lot but wanted a change. Some of my readers miss it so I put in on the sidebar !

Alexa said...

How generous of you to share your beau poissonier with us! I'd buy his crevettes any day of the week.

Amanda said...

ah paris, where even the fishmongers are handsome and chic....... ;-)

Anonymous said...

GO BACK!! GO BACK!!! FORGET EVERYTHING ELSE...AND DON'T COME BACK WITHOUT THE SMILE!!!

EG Wow said...

Yep, who WOULDN'T love Paris. :))

Halcyon said...

he looks intense about his fish!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Brittany -- Ah, mais oui! Il est trobogooooose!

Bibi -- C'est vrai, bien sûr!

o2 -- Moi aussi, mon amie!

Miss Sadie -- Merci, mon p'tit chien.

Vreni -- Well, if you contact me I'll tell you exactly where to find him. Based on the activity here, I would say that he is a regular... everyone knew him

Malyss -- Well, I am already in love so it was not the man... And to say that he is a weensie (small amount) younger than I am would be a gross underestimation! hah!

Richard -- Ah, mon ami drôle... une crevette dans mon sac? Hahaha, un beau souvenir après huit jours... Pepe le Peu!

Andy -- Don't you think he's just a bit cute...

Carol -- I think that it keeps him warm plus it is oh so chic!

Dianne -- Merci... I was glad to capture him at just the right moment (with good light)

Alexandra -- He would probably laugh at the silly American photographer

Suzi -- You are pretty funny too!

Renée -- You are right, of course. I think that a photographer has an opportunity to capture people in their daily lives like a voyeur. I hope that you will come back often and see this city through my "foreign" eyes... merci beaucoup

R -- His smile was quite natural and engaging... merci!

Harriet -- Merci... he wore it quite naturally

rosaria -- Sometimes I ask before taking a photo... most of the time I take the shot and then ask forgiveness if needed.

Deborah -- Merci, mon amie

Lucy -- You would love this market with lots of treats for kitties! Merci...

James -- You know the feel of getting a shot that you really wanted... actually this is better than if I had gotten a big grin (out of character, indeed!)

Loree -- Merci, mon amie... keep me posted of the first-hand developments... Many thanks to your countrymen

aristo -- Welcome! I am hopping over to see your blog right now... Hugs to you as well...

Starman -- Hah! You can bet that I did not put any in my purse to save until I got back to the US!

Virginia -- Wish you had been with me for this little shoot...

biebkriebels -- Well, in the winter it might be okay, but in the summer.... ?

Lala -- and I know that you love it as well, mon amie... I do love that new header of yours!

Alexa -- Of course I will share... crevettes for everyone!

Amanda -- Isn't it just amazing!

Anon -- You are very funny... I think I will just do that... in April!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

EG -- You are right... Paris and all of the Parisians!

Halcyon -- He does and I do love the respect commanded by waiters and fishmongers and many others...

Jack said...

Caught! There is not a single viewer today who thinks you were taking photos of shrimp. (I have done the same with pretty clerks in the markets.)

Re my post today, either click on the link or wait for tomorrow to see Parrish's huge September 11 painting.

Randy said...

Darn, bet he did have a great smile. The shrimp looks great too!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jack -- Well, I have heard that shrimp are a dime a dozen or something like that... This vendor was something special, n'est-ce pas? I'll wait to see it on your post...

Randy -- I would probably select a firm white fish... well, I would let him select for me. We have shrimp at least once a week where I live...

Cezar and Léia said...

Hey girl...(whispering)...He is cute!
Léia

JM said...

Great portrait!

suzanneberry said...

what a great vacation spot your blog is! an incredible shot, a great looking young man and fresh shrimp. what else could one want in a photo?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Léia -- (shhhhh, you are right!)

JM -- Merci, mon ami

Suzanne -- I am glad that your fine artist's eye likes the composition and other photos, really. Merci beaucoup!

classic • casual • home said...

Bet he had a great accent, too :)
Mary Ann

Nathalie said...

A very handsome young man.
Great shot!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Mary Ann - Bien sûr!

Nathalie -- I love to capture the Parisians in a photo! Merci, mon amie!

Kate said...

Wouldn't be hard to fall in love with this guy!